Who We Are
We are Corner Canyon. And we’re charging forward toward fall 2013 when we open our doors for the first time.
Indeed, it will be a year of firsts for Corner Canyon High School. Corner Canyon High, the first new high school to be built in Canyons School District, this year will welcome its first students, first teachers and first staff members to make the first of many memories and traditions. The launch of a school is inherently exciting: There also is some cachet in being part of a series of “firsts” — the first graduating class, the first student body officers, the first members of athletic teams, the first PTSA president, the first student to score a touchdown, the first CCHS Sterling Scholar.
Corner Canyon is led by a veteran administration. Mary Bailey, former Copper Hills High Principal and Director of High Schools for Canyons District, is the inaugural principal. The first Assistant Principal is Brian McGill, former Principal of AMES (Academy for Math, Engineering and Science) Early College High School (Charter School), in partnership with the University of Utah. CCHS also welcomes Marsha Morgan, Christian Cowart and Amy Cowin as Assistant Principals.
Together they will develop a strong academic foundation to ensure each student is college-and-career ready.
Traditional wisdom is that communities rally around new schools, especially high schools. High schools give cities and towns a sense of place, and the ties built at the high school are long lasting. The school, 12943 S. 700 East, has long been desired by its home city, Draper. The city counts approximately 40,000 residents, who are known to be very involved in their schools. The community-at-large, especially those who live in Draper, already are strong supporters of the school. Kathryn Myers, a very involved and well-known patron who has served as PTA president at several other schools, has stepped forward to be the new PTA president for the year leading up to the school’s launch and the following year.
Corner Canyon High School is the major project of Canyons District’s ambitious school construction and renovation plan that is fueled by a public-approved $250 million bond. Corner Canyon High, a 311,000-square-foot school, is home to Draper, the largest Utah municipality without a public secondary school. The estimated enrollment at opening is 1,750.
CCHS Architecture & Technology
Corner Canyon High School is being built the future in mind. All classrooms will have substantial wiring for student laptops and tablets, as well as Wi-Fi throughout the school.
At least four Town Hall meetings were held with the building’s architects to get community and student input on the designs. As a result, the school’s design aims to improve indoor environmental quality, including the amount of natural light in classrooms and commons areas. CCHS also will feature state-of-the-art science labs, an expanded cafeteria and kitchen, two-story academic classroom wings, a 120-seat lecture hall and a 1,200-seat auditorium. For athletic teams and physical education classes, the school also will house a 3,300-seat capacity competition gymnasium meeting NCAA standards, two auxiliary gymnasiums to accommodate ninth- through 12th- grade classes and prep teams, a track and artificial turf football field with seating for 3,500 home spectators and 1,200 visiting spectators, eight tennis courts, and a baseball and softball complex.
Who Will Attend CCHS?
This school also will open in fall 2013 and will welcome freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior classes. Per the boundaries decided by the elected members of the Canyons Board of Education, the student body — will be made up of students who live south of 123000 South. The boundary will stretch from 12300 South to roughly the Point of the Mountain. The Jordan River is the boundary on the western flank; the mountains are the eastern boundary. The feeder schools are Willow Springs, Draper and Lone Peak elementary schools, Crescent View and Indian Hills middle schools. Utah schools are open-enrollment, meaning that children may enroll in schools other than those assigned to them by geographic boundaries, as long as there is room at the school. Students may apply for an out-of-boundary permit at the schools where they would like to attend. However, if families decide to go this route, they will be responsible for their child’s transportation to and from school.